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I know you were not disappointed last night. The season finale managed to close just enough doors to provide closure but open up one very big one to get us ready for the next season. It’s going to be a long wait until September but after last night’s episode, we’re sure folks will be more than willing to tune in.
It’s no secret that we have “Scandal” fever along with the rest of the world! In honor of this Thursday’s season finale we decided to take a little trip down memory lane and spotlight the fabulous Olivia Pope’s best looks.
Take a look at the 15 choices for Ms. Pope’s finest looks from Season 2 on StyleBlazer.com
One thing that I believe most Scandal fans can agree on is that no matter how much we love and root for her, Olivia Pope is a mistress. Regardless of how it’s affectionately phrased or sugar-coated, Olivia is in a relationship with a married man. Scandal actress Kerry Washington, however, doesn’t appear to see things that way. Well, either that or she enjoys arguing both sides. During a recent interview with Wendy Williams, the 36-year-old Bronx bombshell expressed that she doesn’t like to refer to Olivia as a “side piece” because she feels that the term objectifies women, which we can agree on. But, she also questioned whether or not Olivia qualifies to be called a “side piece” at all because Fitz has offered to leave his wife for her. Check out some of what she had to say below.
On “partnering” with Vera Wang on her gown for the Met Gala:
“[Sometimes when I wear a designer's dress,] for me it’s usually a little bit of a partnership. You’re really lucky to get partnered with a designer. For me it was Vera Wang. You can imagine being a girl and getting a call like, ‘Vera Wang is going to make a gown for you.’ So then I got to do a conference call and Vera and I got on the phone. I told her that I was really feeling purple and she got really inspired and we looked at images from her show and we kind of talked together and came up with the idea. She came back to me with these sketches that just took my breath away. It was really exciting.”
On how much fun the Met Gala is:
“It is kind of fun because you get to see people from all different walks of life. You get to see everyone from Mayor Bloomberg to Alicia Keys to LaLa. There’s endless champagne, some people are trashed before dinner. I don’t drink because I want to keep the dress in tact and keep my attitude in tact, so no drinking for me. The food is good and then you’re at the Met after hours, so to be in the museum when it’s and to walk around and look at the exhibits…”
On Olivia’s Pope’s professional life vs. her personal life:
“I feel like we all can relate to that. We have a job identity where we have to be in control and we know what we’re doing. Even sometimes with our family, we have to act like we’re okay, but then behind closed doors we’re human. I love that about her.”
On why she doesn’t like to call Olivia a “side-piece:”
“Well, I think that [calling her a side piece] is debatable. I don’t like the expression ‘side piece’ because I think when you call a woman a ‘piece,’ it sort of objectifies her. But I think also, the President has said to her, ‘I will leave my wife for you,’ and she said, ‘No.’ So it sort of a question of if she’s choosing to not be with him because she doesn’t feel she deserves it or because she doesn’t really think he’ll leave his wife, but he has said, ‘I’ll give up all of this for you.’ So is she a side piece or is she just afraid to be all in?”
We love you, Kerry, but you may be in denial just a little bit.
Check out footage from Kerry’s interview on the next page. What are your thoughts on this?
After last night’s episode of “Scandal,” there was nothing left to do but lay out. The episode seemed to be relatively calm until the last 3 minutes when all the ish hit the fan. Absolutely bananas. As always, there will be spoilers in this episode including the reveal of the mole. It’s a doozy. Let’s jump in.
Since the glamour of black and white TV, fashion on-screen has always been a major visual element for viewers, sometimes with audiences tuning in just to see the clothes. Whether you love the fashion, the characters, or both, you are not alone. Not wanting to spoil the entire list for anyone, here are a few of the most fashionable black women to ever grace the small screen — and a few non-brown honorable mentions.
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Scandal’s latest “Woman Scorned” episode was a bit more laid back than the others but it was still full of twists and turns that left us with questions about Cyrus, about Mellie (what is she going through?), Jake and the fate of the Olitz affair. You may not have noticed that last night’s episode was directed by Tony Goldwyn (aka Fitz). We’d say he did a wonderful job. Let’s jump into some of the more memorable moments.
Judging by the fact that there’s a petition to cut down on the number of breaks between episodes of Scandal, there’s a very major and very deep and very loyal love for Olivia Pope & the gang.
To help with a tiny fix, we thought we’d bring you a few lessons on upping your professional game from the Liv herself. Since it’s clear she likes to tell people what to do, we’re certain this is exactly how she’s spending her break.
Before we jump in, let’s discuss the fact that our beloved “Scandal” will be off the air for the next three weeks. It’s a bummer but it also speaks to the fact that the show is so popular they can take these extensive breaks and we’ll still be right there ready and waiting. While a lot of folks have been blaming Shonda for the breaks, she addressed the rumors on Twitter:
Alright, now that you know… let’s jump into the madness that went down last night.
‘Entertainment Weekly’ Gets Scandalous! Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn Dish On Fitz & Liv’s Tumultuous Relationship
As things heat up on ABC’s hit political drama Scandal, the fact that the current season will be coming to an end soon is becoming painfully real to the popular show’s millions of faithful viewers a.k.a The Gladiators. Not to fret though, it appears that Scandal creator, Shonda Rhimes, Olivia, Fitz and the gang have a whole lot in store before the show’s May 16th season finale. Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn recently chatted it up with Entertainment Weekly during a behind the scenes interview at their steamy cover shoot and let’s just say, that Olivia-Fitz magic that we see week after week appears to translate off-screen as well.
“We’ve been through a really rough time,” Goldwyn says of Fitz and Liv’s relationship.
“That’s an understatement. You’ve been really mean… a grumpy-pants,” Washington humorously interjects, referencing the cold shoulder that Goldwyn’s character has been serving Olivia with this season.
“A major grumpy pants. I’ve turned turned into a really unhappy dude. I was pretty angry at Olivia to put it mildly and pretty much blamed her for everything. But Fitz is coming into himself and realized that he’s allowed himself to become somebody else. He’s moving towards forgiveness and trying to find out how to rediscover Olivia and reconnect. He’s trying to forgive himself so he wants to forgive her. But, he may have taken it too far and crossed a barrier that can’t be uncrossed,” Goldwyn goes on to say of his character.
“Yeah and Olivia is really struggling with having feelings for someone who doesn’t always treat her in the way that she feels like she deserves to be treated or in the ways that she wants to be treated. You know, he’s a married man and stuff,” Washington adds before looking at Goldwyn and releasing a giggle.
“She’s always mentioning that. It’s so inconvenient,” Goldwyn says, inviting the pair’s interviewer to take part in the inside joke.
Washington and Goldwyn then proceed to engage in a flirty conversation about their characters not being able to leave each other alone. We certainly don’t need Olivia Pope’s coveted gut instincts to tell us that there’s some sort of chemistry there.
We’ll be sad to see Scandal go, but we know that the season finale will be mind-blowing and next season’s premiere will be even better.
Turn the page to see footage from their behind the scenes interview. Click here to watch exclusive footage of Kerry and Tony swap Scandal roles.
The highest form of flattery is imitation…so we’re hoping that not only does Kerry Washington see these parody videos like “Stuff Olivia Pope Says,” but that she gets a little chuckle out of them. In addition to our little Olivia Pope video, vlogger and comedienne Chescaleigh put together her own Oliva Pope parody. Except in this one “Olivia Pope,” with a little help from “Harrison” is teaching us how to apply our makeup. If you’re familiar with Chescaleigh, then you already know it’s going to be funny.